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Yang-go-chi 양꼬치 Lamb Skewers

We couldn’t decide where to go or what to eat tonight so we hopped on a bus and thought it a good idea to sit and not get off until we saw lots of shiny lights.  I had to open the window when we were passing the street food stalls, it looked so good and smelt even better. Determined to get a vege fix, we stayed on the bus for a few stops more. The vege dream was short-lived as soon as we spotted advertising of three fat, fluffy sheep on a second level building. Why do Korean restaurants make their animals look cute/happy before you eat them?!

We jumped off the bus and headed on up. The interior of this place is flash and decked out Chinese style, so flash in fact that I said if it’s too 비싸다-expensive, we’re going elsewhere. Eagle-eyeing the menu, they had 10 skewers for 10,000won. Practically a dollar a stick, it survived my budget (stingy-ness). They also have chops and ribs on the menu for those wanting to go all out.

 

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Bobby order twenty of the cumin and coriander spice rubbed lamb sticks and a tall bottle of Tsingtao beer. The waiter put the charcoal box in the pit, set out two sprinkle dishes, pulled down the vent and pushed a little button.

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The cool thing about this restaurant is it’s rotisserie tabletop. I’ve never seen anything like it before/ elsewhere. Maybe they’re everywhere in Korea? On the end of each skewer is a little ‘spur’ that catches in the hole of the metal frame which then rotates the skewer around to get even cooking!

Lamb, the go to earthy meat. Firstly, the smell is divine. The spice rub infuses nicely and the fresh herb sprinkles give it that extra oomph. The salty fat gets a crisp coating and then bursts in the mouth around the meat, adding it’s own flavour to the mix. Some might find that gross or the flavour too much but that is the best part!

Lamb took out three spots in the top ten for Australia’s national dish…It has a fan in me. http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/roast-lamb-crowned-australias-national-dish/1781137/  Bobby’s first lamb experience back in Aus wasn’t the best, he said the smell was too strong and ended up vomiting later in the night. Luckily now he can eat and enjoy it, after many meals.

If you’re partial to a drink, the Tsingtao goes well with it, making each piece better than the last which surprised me cause I don’t usually like beer.

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This place is definitely recommmendable, it has a cool atmosphere, quality meat (imported from Australia), great price and a nice view. If you haven’t already, go try lamb!

대한민국 서울특별시 관악구 신림동 1643-6 Plug this into google maps and it will lead the way.

Happy eating – Chan and Bob

오늘 저희는 버스에 올랐습니다. 왜냐하면 무엇을 먹을지 결정을 하지 못해서 이지요. 자 그래서 오늘의 계획은 무작정 버스를 타고 이동을 하다가 맘에 드는 메뉴나 가게가 보이면 내려서 결정하기로요. 그리하여 내리게 된 곳은 구로디지털단지 근처였습니다. 왜 한국의 식당엔 귀여운 동물사진이나 캐릭터가 그려져 있는 걸까요? 먹기전에 죄책감을 느끼라는 건지.. 하하

메뉴는 양고기 꼬치 구이!! 호주에서 처음 먹어본 양꼬치는 저에게 그야말로 최악의 고기였습니다. 냄새도 심하고 얼마나 기름지던지… 그래도 두세번 먹어보니 어느덧 favorite이 되었습니다. 오늘 간 곳은 풍무 양꼬치  만원에 스틱 10개로 양도, 맛도, 가격도 대만족. 서울엔 이런 양꼬치 구이 전문점들이 많이 보이는데 지방에서는 거의 보기 힘들더라고요. 있다고 해도 가격이 비싸고 말이죠. 그 밖에도 양힘줄, 양갈비, 각종 중국음식등을 맛볼 수 있습니다.

이 양꼬치전문점의 좋은 점은 스틱이 자동으로 돌아가면서 구워진다는 점인데요. 손으로 직접 이리저리 구워낼 필요가 없어서 편리하다는 거죠. 추가로 양꼬치에 최고의 궁합인 칭따오 맥주. 제가 가본 대부분의 양꼬치집에서는 이 중국에서 온 맥주를 파는데요. (물론 양꼬치가 없더라도 인기가 많은 맥주입니다.) 화이트 와인은 생선류와, 붉은 육류는 스테이크와 들라 했지요? 양꼬치와는 칭따오 맥주가 최상의 궁합인 듯 싶습니다. 맥주를 좋아 하신다면 말이죠.

가격대비 여러모로 Win-Win인 양꼬치 였습니다.

 

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